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Respiratory viral infection (RSV) and low vitamin D – July 2020

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Seasonal variations of respiratory viruses detected from children with respiratory tract infections in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - 2018    Download

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection and Bronchiolitis    Download
(RSV) accounts worldwide for more than 60% of acute respiratory infections in children and more than 80% in infants younger than 1 year and at the peak of viral season.

RSV is also a problem for SENIORS in the winter Oct 2017

  • Most people contract the virus by age 2 and get it repeatedly throughout life.
  • For healthy people, RSV feels like a cold.
    • Its symptoms can be indistinguishable from the flu, except for the fact that RSV is less likely than the flu to cause fever.

RSV is also known as Human orthopneumovirus - Wikipedia


Serum 25-hydroxy Vitamin D Levels in Japanese Infants Younger Than 3-months Old With Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection - July 2020

Jpn J Infect Dis. 2020 Jun 30. doi: 10.7883/yoken.JJID.2019.541
Hisashi Kawashima 1, Masahiro Kimura 1, Shinichiro Morichi 1, Shigeo Nishimata 1, Gaku Yamanaka 1, Yasuyo Kashiwagi 1
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Low levels of blood vitamin D have been reported in children who have frequent respiratory tract infections. We measured serum concentrations of 25-hydroxy (OH) vitamin D in Japanese infants less than 3-months old infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Serum levels of 25-OH vitamin D of the 10 infants, excluding those with underlying diseases, were between less than 4 to 29.8 ng/mL. In 8 out of 10 subjects (80.0%), serum 25-OH vitamin D levels were less than 20 ng/mL. There was no statistically significant association between levels of 25-OH vitamin D and age, duration of admission, respiratory severity score, white blood cell count, blood gas levels, and NT-proBNP levels. Levels of serum 25-OH vitamin D in children who required hospitalization owing to RSV infection were low, indicating deficiency. These results suggested that vitamin D deficiency affects the susceptibility to RSV infection, but not the severity of the RSV respiratory infection.

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13984 Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection and Bronchiolitis.pdf admin 03 Jul, 2020 14:48 1.36 Mb 89
13983 RSV percentage.jpg admin 03 Jul, 2020 14:44 27.87 Kb 174
13982 Seasonal RSV SA.pdf admin 03 Jul, 2020 14:36 511.78 Kb 75
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13979 Respiratory Syncytial Virus.pdf PDF 2020 admin 03 Jul, 2020 14:04 1.46 Mb 82
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